I’m back from sleepover camp and happy to be home! It was the best! In my Getting Ready For Sleepover Camp post I wrote about being excited and nervous about being away from home for the first time. I was supposed to stay for 12 days but I was having so much fun that I stayed for 3 weeks! In a post here called An Extra 10 Days at Camp, my mom wrote a note here to let everyone know that I was staying for the rest of the summer.
Going to sleepover camp was one of my many firsts for me. I made a lot of firsts at camp. I went waterskiing for the first time! I fell 2 times but I got up for the 3rd try! It was so fun! I performed in front of a lot of people for the first time. I sang Yellow Submarine, I danced to Kesha and sang Dynamite. It’s different performing at school and performing at camp because at school you don’t have as much good friends as you do at sleepover camp. I got to sleep on a top bunk! I thought that in the night while I was sleeping I would fall, but I didn’t!!! I wrote graffiti on the walls of my cabin and bathrooms, I would never do this at home (you shouldn’t either).
But the most important first is sleeping away from home for the first time. I thought that I wasn’t going to be able to sleep away from home but I did it! I felt really scared and sad the first two night. But then it got easier for me. I always wished that I was with my family. But then I got used to sleeping away from home even though I still missed my family but I wasn’t as homesick as I was for the first couple of days. I was really proud of myself. It felt really good.
The people are the most important part of sleepover camp because you’re living with your friends and you can make better friendships than you do anywhere else, it’s amazing. I have a very special friend that was at the camp and her name is Naomi. She was really nice to me! She’s generous. She helps me! She came all the way from Texas to this sleepover camp! I don’t know who wouldn’t want to be her friend. I’ll miss her very much. But I can keep in touch with her by email and Skype. My cabin mates are so nice, their names are Danielle, Reanna, Avigal and Zohar. I couldn’t imagine better people living with me in my cabin. My counselors and my CITs (counselors in training) are the best! My counsllors are Maxine and Ira, my CITs are Pablo, Chief and Rebbeca! The CITs are the fun ones, the counselors are the responsible ones! I will miss the people so much!
I had a amazing time, I met lots of great people,I faced my fear when I thought I couldn’t do it, but I did. it’s a great achievement. I never knew that sleepover camp would be this fun! My mom has been talking about this for years and how much I would love to go to this camp and how much fun my mom had. She said that this camp would be the best place to be, and my mom was right it is the best place to be. I have all my friends contact information, so we can get together during the year. I want to thank all the people who commented on my blog because you helped me so much when I was getting ready to go. The people that went to this camp shared their experiences and their advice and it helped me.
So, like I said, I’m happy to be home. But I miss camp too. I’m already excited about going back next summer.